Sunday, March 10, 2013

Quilting Adventures 2013

I got back last night from teaching all last week at Quilting Adventures in New Braunfels, Texas.  This was the first time I had been invited to teach there and I had been told by many students that I was in for a real treat...and boy were they right!  I have taught in Texas many times and I have always been very impressed with, and enjoy, the amazing hospitality that Texans are famous for and this workshop retreat was no exception. 

The workshops take place at the T Bar M Resort which is over the top.  The facility was spacious and very well kept; hotel staff was very accommodating and the food was very, very yummy!  I love to spread out in my classroom and the classroom space was huge.  I had a full class of 19 students and we had oodles of room. 

I taught my 5-day design workshop that I also hold in Rancho Cordova (near Sacramento).  This class is geared toward the confident free motion quilter...I discovered early on that nearly 3/4 of my students were in the beginner category.  Because I wasn't on a tight schedule, I was able to indulge in quality time with each student and I am still amazed with what they accomplished.  This proved to be a very special group and I believe some lasting friendships were born.

 Our opening evening included a discussion on "Disequilibrium" and how each of them would experience it during the week...some handled it better than others :)  Loved watching the process!

 My students learned about thread, how to use it and audition it for their quilting designs...

 They learned to create focal points, dimension, movement and sunshine and shadow in their quilts...

 ...and every single one of them created feathers...some with and some without beaks!!!

The following pictures are only a small sampling "Show and Tell" of my students' work...I am VERY proud of what they accomplished and am still enjoying the whole experience of this past week.  If you ever get the chance to take a workshop at Quilting Adventures I highly recommend it!  My hat is off to Debby and Kim (the directors) for a job well done!  Hugs, Cindy :)
(This particular one is two layered vintage linens with a copy of a wedding invitation in the middle)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! "Hats off" to all AND to the accomplished are amazing, Cindy! Hugs, Doreen